Power saving/Idle mode for modules

Fredrik Forsberg 4 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 1 year ago 1


It would be nice to be able to set some kind of power saving/idle mode for a module.

Meaning it could be in power saving mode with a very low cycle time and inactivated I/O's, waiting for a trigger event.

In our application this could be used as for e.g. a diesel heater timer. Then we could integrate the diesel heater to the iqan display.



Functional safety for steer by wire

Our colleagues at Parker LORD are running a webinar on functional safety for steer by wire next week:



Substitute a L90ls electrovalve with resistances:

Dingoma 3 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 3 years ago 3

Hello, I want to know if is possible to substitute a L90ls electrovalve with a resistence to check an expansion module.
I want to make a  bank to conect a master or a slave module (XP2, XA2, MC43...) and check outputs of the module.
As the electrovalve has 21-23 ohms, I've used a 20 and 30 ohms resistence, but  "open load" error appears with both options.
Is there any way to check the outputs with a test bank?


LSL with full Latching/Detent

Barth Hollanddrain 6 years ago updated by Johan Lidén (Product manager) 6 years ago 1

Is there any development in an (for example) LSL jostick with full detend/latching

So that the joystick stays in position.

We've had a couple occasions where this would be a great solution.


The IQAN-LSL joystick is available with different detent options, both mechanical and electromagnetic options with different characteristics like detent postions and spring forces. You can read more about them in the datasheet and instruction book.



Instruction book



control a servo with pulse range 500-2500us and frequency 50-330hz(DSS-M15S)

chuck streb 4 months ago updated by Arbutus 3 months ago 3

I am setting up my first project, run a servo.

I see how to set the frequency of the tag, but i don't see how to set pulse width.

0%=500us pulse  100%=2500us pulse.

Any example would be helpful 

Thank you !


Software download via USB

mgoutier 2 years ago 0

It would be super helpful to have a USB port on new master modules that would allow end users to plug in and download new software that we could send them, instead of making them purchase IQAN Run. Just an idea, I'm sure others agree that some sort of alternative way to allow end-users or dealers to load program updates would be very helpful. (if there is a way to do this without any additional hardware please let me know)


4-20mA , 0-5,0-10 VDC industrial command signals

Steve Liljestrand 4 years ago updated by Theo 2 years ago 4

The MC4x now has Current loop inputs (4-20 mA) but no 4-20 mA Output. 

Does Parker IQAN ever plan to offer a module (ICP Compatible) with Industrial output command signals Such as 4-20mA , 0-5VDC and 0-10 VDC?

I work with some Hybrid applications that integrate Industrial PLC's with IQAN Mobile controllers.

We are often struggling with signal integration between the two platforms. I know there are CAN to Analog solutions but they cost money and take time to integrate.


Long Delivery Time Of Hardware?

Kevin Arscott 2 months ago 0

We have been told by our distributor here in the UK that all hardware (displays, master modules, expansions etc) are on minimum 12-14 week delivery time. Is this likely to improve any time soon?

Minimum of 3 months delivery for a component if we have one fail on a machine seems a very long time to wait!



Richard Kowalczyk 2 months ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 2 months ago 1

Hi everyone,

I have been working on a quite complex system. When using XC10 all relay coils (or valve solenoids) controlled by DOUT(LS) have been powered from +BAT and it has been working fine. However checking program, for no reason, have found in the the Instruction book that one or more DOUT should be used to power these coils or solenoids. Is there any risk with what I am doing ? I have checked that for MC43 and MD4, that I have been using on the same system, it is allowed to use +BAT for power. I can of course do it by book but the program would become a little bit awkward and messy.

Any comments will be much appreciated

Richard Kowalczyk

RKad Engineering


In the XC10 instruction book


4-20ma customer PLC supplied signal for monitoring (XC43)

mgoutier 2 months ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 2 months ago 2

I am designing a new system where the customer has to send me a 2 wire 4-20ma signal to monitor. I can add a resistor to convert it to a voltage input, but I would prefer not to. The manual shows a 3 wire hook up, if I were to not use the Vref pin, would this still work? I am not concerned about the output getting out of scale, and when we do a startup I can calibrate it to the PLC actual range... 

Should this work?